A DOCTORS' surgery has said it's operating on "skeleton staff" after several workers tested positive for coronavirus.

Marches GP practice in Bodenham is closed, and the surgery in Leominster is only open for telephone or video consultations after five members of staff caught Covid-19.

The cases were confirmed by Herefordshire Council on Friday, which said contacts were being traced and all staff were being tested.


In an update on Monday, the Marches group said: "Whilst we are, as yet, unable to see patients face-to-face we have a skeleton staff working out of Leominster who are available to offer phone or video consultations.

"The prescription line is open as usual.

"Bodenham surgery is closed for today, so if you have any concerns please call Leominster surgery.

"We are working closely with Public Health and the CCG (clinical commissioning group) and very much hope that service can be resumed as soon as it is safe for us to do so.

"Thank you all for your kind words of support, they are much appreciated at this difficult time."

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The council added on Friday that no patients are thought to have had contact with any member of staff who has tested positive. Covid-19.